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Re: [dinosaur] Struthiosaurus (nodosaurid ankylosaur), new reconstruction (free pdf)

It’s a Preprint, not a peer-reviewed paper. Presumably this manuscript will 
enter peer review at PeerJ, at which point reviewers can indicate issues with 
the reconstruction. If the paper is really poor, then it may not end up as a 
peer-reviewed publication at all.


Michael Habib, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cell and Neurobiology
Keck School of Medicine of USC
University of Southern California
Bishop Research Building; Room 403
1333 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles 90089-9112

Research Associate, Dinosaur Institute
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

(443) 280-0181

> On Jan 30, 2017, at 7:32 PM, Dan Chure <danchure@easilink.com> wrote:
> Should PeerJ retract this paper?
> Dan
> On 1/30/2017 7:25 AM, fabrizio de rossi wrote:
>> Statement from Dr. Jürgen Kriwet, head of the department for vertebrate 
>> paleontology at the University of Vienna (he asked me to enter the comment 
>> in the mailing list):
>> "This topic and the original idea was conceived by me and Fabrizio for his 
>> BSc thesis. Mr Frotzler is the department illustrator and was supposed to 
>> support Fabrizio. Obviously, he believes that he has the right to publish 
>> this new reconstruction, which is very inaccurate. Fabrizio is working on a 
>> better one and will present it in due time. Cheers, Jürgen"
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *Von:* dinosaur-l-request@usc.edu <dinosaur-l-request@usc.edu> im Auftrag 
>> von fabrizio de rossi <fabrizio.derossi@hotmail.com>
>> *Gesendet:* Freitag, 27. Jänner 2017 16:52
>> *An:* Ben Creisler
>> *Cc:* dinosaur-l@usc.edu
>> *Betreff:* Re: [dinosaur] Struthiosaurus (nodosaurid ankylosaur), new 
>> reconstruction (free pdf)
>> I would take this one with a grain of salt. I both know the author and am 
>> working with S. austriacus myself and there is a whole amount of anatomical 
>> similarities with other nodosaurids and ankylosaurs in general not taken 
>> into account (as can be seen by the amount of sources cited).
>> F. De Rossi
>> Am 27.01.2017 4:28 nachm. schrieb Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>:
>>    Ben Creisler
>>    bcreisler@gmail.com <mailto:bcreisler@gmail.com>
>>    A new paper in open access:
>>    Norbert Frotzler (2017)
>>    A new reconstruction of Struthiosaurus austriacus Bunzel 1871.
>>    PeerJ Preprints 5:e2758v1
>>    doi: 
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__doi.org_10.7287_peerj.preprints.2758v1&d=DwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=JRC4rDgseEGDGS_lbG2wdQSkcpKzu3Cpoq8W3qO-RP0&s=BFrMLciNW_55Oqv74cJnjfUvjoRsY56_JmN6R47_sSk&e=
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__doi.org_10.7287_peerj.preprints.2758v1&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=dEw0GTR9c3pE6WXdy47DXh81MtaQ53xbcjm04wABV4I&s=Qa0UFRCWhc12NZyQCKx3sSu6t3itFjcb8riUEM-cooQ&e=>
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__peerj.com_preprints_2758_&d=DwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=JRC4rDgseEGDGS_lbG2wdQSkcpKzu3Cpoq8W3qO-RP0&s=qv7ZCvGg3Iys62xFZpTTIChYbV9TVa2u0L9PyAas1kc&e=
>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__peerj.com_preprints_2758_&d=DwMFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=Ry_mO4IFaUmGof_Yl9MyZgecRCKHn5g4z1CYJgFW9SI&m=dEw0GTR9c3pE6WXdy47DXh81MtaQ53xbcjm04wABV4I&s=5h2XY8uV7PHUtXOkbZrD-vok1WMiriXy30J_BfQdmCY&e=>
>>    A novel reconstruction of the nodosaurid dinosaur Struthiosaurus
>>    austriacus Bunzel 1871 is presented. Because bones and dermal
>>    armor are preserved as disarticulated elements only and because of
>>    the lack of field notes from the original excavation(s), any
>>    attempt to reconstruct the animal is complicated. To date, no
>>    reconstruction is available for Struthiosaurus austriacus. This
>>    study primarily focuses on aspects of function and arrangement of
>>    dermal armor. The re-investigation of the original material of S.
>>    austriacus revealed that - in all likelihood - many plates from
>>    the left side of the body may well belong to a single individual.
>>    This observation is an important step towards the successful
>>    reconstruction of S. austriacus.